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Sorrows and Triumphs

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Edward Simon with Afinidad and Imani Winds

Edward Simon -piano David Binney -alto sax Scott Colley -bass Brian Blade -drums

Gretchen Parlato -vocals Rogerio Boccato - percussion Luis Quintero - percussion

Valerie Coleman -flute Toyin Spellman-Diaz -oboe Monica Ellis -bassoon Mark Dover -clarinet Jeff Scott -french horn

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  1. 1 Incessant Desires 10:37
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  2. 2 Uninvited Thoughts 07:52
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  3. 3 Equanimity 08:07
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  4. 4 Triangle 09:23
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  5. 5 Chant 06:07
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  6. 6 Venezuela Unida 10:04
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  7. 7 Triumphs 05:46
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  8. 8 Rebirth 05:00
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Latin American Songbook

Edward Simon

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Edward Simon -piano Adam Cruz -drums Joe Martin -bass

Robert Mailer-Anderson - Executive Producer

The music of Latin America has long been some of the world’s most beloved, whether Brazilian bossa nova, Argentinean tango, Cuban bolero or irresistible songs from Chile, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Pianist Edward Simon – a native of Venezuela who has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer-arranger, along with being a Guggenheim Fellow and member of the hit SFJAZZ Collective – has created fresh, supple interpretations of melodies from all these countries for Latin American Songbook.

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  1. 1 Libertango 06:35
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  2. 2 Alfonsina Y El Mar 09:05
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  3. 3 Capullito De Aleli 09:12
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  4. 4 Volver 08:46
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  5. 5 Gracias A La Vida 07:33
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  6. 6 Chega De Saudade 06:50
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  7. 7 En La Orilla Del Mundo 06:53
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  8. 8 El Catire 08:10
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Agora

Edward Simon & Guillermo Rozenthuler

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Edward Simon-piano Guillermo Rozenthuler -guitar, voice Rogerio Boccato -percussion

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  1. 1 A Donde Van 05:25 Info
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  2. 2 Lindeza 04:57 Info
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  3. 3 Da Cor Do Pecado 04:38 Info
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  4. 4 Tonada De Luna Llena 06:28 Info
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  5. 5 Simple 02:16 Info
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  6. 6 A Pique 03:59 Info
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  7. 7 Acidito 02:56
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  8. 8 Aqui e Agora 04:47 Info
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Agora

Edward Simon and Guillermo Rozenthuler

It is assumed that, besides being known as a lover of good music, I'm a novelist, and therefore should be able to write to a review, articulate sentences. However when listening to the record of Guillermo Rozenthuler and Edward Simon, I cannot come up with more than these loose words: simplicity, subtlety, truth, excellence, refinement, good taste, warmth and originality.
If this serves as an introduction to this record, so be it. If not, I can only say that it would be unforgivable to miss out on this gem of an album."

Diego Paszkowski - author


It was difficult to make a ‘desert island’ selection of Latin American songs. They are so many, so diverse and rich. I feel l left more out than the ones I could include. I went through some of my favorite composers and musical styles. I hope Agora is the first of many albums where I can include more beautiful songs and keep exploring this repertoire full of treasures.
There are some common themes in these songs. The moon. Love. Infinity, the dance with the unknown. Treasuring little moments. Memories written in the body. Nature and the wisdom of the Earth.

Guillermo Rozenthuler
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  4. 4 Tonada de Luna Llena 06:28 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Simple 02:16 Info Buy
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  6. 6 A Pique 03:59 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Acidito 02:56 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Aqui e Agora 04:47 Info Buy
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Venezuelan Suite

Edward Simon

Edward Simon, piano; Adam Cruz, drums; Roberto Koch, bass; Mark Turner, tenor sax; Marco Granados, flute; John Ellis, bass clarinet; Jorge Glem, cuatro; Edmar Castaneda, harp; Luisito Quintero, percussion and Leonardo Granados, maracas.

Robert Mailer-Anderson -Executive Producer

Best Latin Releases of 2014 - New York City Jazz Record

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  1. 1 Barinas 01:07 Info
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  2. 2 Caracas 06:27
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Download the sheet music to Venezuelan Suite here.
Venezuelan Suite is pianist Edward Simon's love letter to his homeland, but that's not all it is; it's the perfect confluence of Venezuelan ideals, jazz language and chamber-esque sophistication. In short, it's a masterpiece. All About Jazz.”

All About Jazz

Caracas
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Downloadable PDFs of score and parts. As recorded by on "Venezuelan Suite". Instrumentation: flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet, cuatro, piano, bass, drums set, maracas and percussion.

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Merida
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Downloadable PDFs of score and parts. As recorded on "Venezuelan Suite". Downloadable PDFs of score and parts. Instrumentation: flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet, cuatro, piano, bass, drums set and maracas.

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Maracaibo
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Downloadable PDFs of score and parts. Instrumentation: flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet, cuatro, piano, bass, drums set, maracas and percussion. As recorded on "Venezuelan Suite".

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Trio Live in New York at Jazz Standard

Edward Simon

Studio recordings are wonderful documents of musicians and ensembles at certain milestones, yet they can be a bit unfair to both listeners and musicians who are interested in the natural development of the music. Pianist/composer Edward Simon has recognized this disparity and has decided to release the first live recording in his discography, Live In New York at Jazz Standard. The recording was done with his outstanding trio featuring two astounding sidemen, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.

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  1. 1 Giant Steps 00:52
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  2. 2 Pere 08:31
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Danny Boy

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Danny Boy, is an evocative example of Simon's ability to take the listener into a journey of sonic landscapes, a rare opportunity to hear one of the leading pianist of today work his exceptional musicality through select standards and Irish folk songs. Available here for download or you can order CDS or download at other retailers below.

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  1. 1 Danny Boy 04:06
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  2. 2 How Deep Is The Ocean 07:52
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  3. 3 I Fall In Love Too Easily 04:30
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  4. 4 Monk's Dream 07:04
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  5. 5 Matriarch 05:27
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  6. 6 Birthday Samba 03:08
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  7. 7 Blame It On My Youth 07:33
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  8. 8 She Moved Through The Fair 07:28
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Poesía

Following the success of UNICITY, Simon's trio reunites here to deliver a work of lush sounds... His sensitive yet magnificent class meshes with that of his partners' like pure poetry, delicately colouring mind and spirit.

Artists :

Brian Blade ( Drums ) Edward Simon ( Piano ) John Patitucci ( Bass, Electric Bass )

Release date

Apr 28, 2009

Duration 0:54:38

Following the success of UNICITY, Simon's trio reunites here to deliver a work of lush sounds... His sensitive yet magnificent class meshes with that of his partners' like pure poetry, delicately colouring mind and spirit.

Recorded in New York on 14, 15 February 2008 at Avatar Studio Mixed in New York on 5 September 2008 at Stadiumred Recording & mixing engineer Tom Lazarus

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  1. 1 My Love For You Tk. 1 03:36
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  2. 2 The Messenger 07:27
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  3. 3 Intension 05:38
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  4. 4 Giant Steps 09:49
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  5. 5 One for J. P. 05:20
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  6. 6 Poesía 07:55
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  7. 7 Pathless Path 05:40
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  8. 8 My Love For You Tk. 2 03:27
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Unicity

Edward Simon attains the apotheosis of his march to concision, working hand-in-glove with this sublime bass-drum tandem. Each is simultaneously a sound painter and a groove master. Extraordinary chemistry. (Ted Panken)

Voted by DOWNBEAT as "Best CD of 2007"

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  1. 1 Abiding Unicity 05:58
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Simplicitas

Edward Simon

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Perhaps no contemporary pianist blends Latin and Jazz vocabulary with the deftness and fluency of Ed Simon, who demonstrates the point on his second Criss Cross outing.

Bassist Avishai Cohen and drummer Adam Cruz, both equally versed in the art of telling stories in swing and clave, join Simon on a program of six originals and a standard You're My Everything.

Guitarist Adam Rogers, and vocalist Luciana Souza augment the trio on the tune Unknown Path.

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  1. Opening (Edward Simon)
  2. Infinite One (Edward Simon)
  3. Not So Unique (Luciana Souza)
  4. You're My Everything I (Harry Warren)
  5. Simplicity (Edward Simon)
  6. Fiestas (Edward Simon)
  7. Unknown Path (Edward Simon)
  8. Fiestas (reprise) (Edward Simon)
  9. You're My Everything II (Harry Warren)
  10. South Facing (M. Buckley) 11 Exit
  11. Exit (Edward Simon)

Released April 26, 2005.

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  1. 1 Opening 00:21
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  2. 2 Inifinte One 07:08
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  3. 3 Not So Unique 05:10
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  4. 4 You Are My Everything (Tk.1) 08:50
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  5. 5 Simplicity 05:10
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  6. 6 Fiestas 05:25
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  7. 7 Unknown Path 04:15
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  8. 8 Fiestas (Reprise) 02:47
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  9. 9 Unknown Path 04:15
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The Process

Edward Simon

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Channeling the linear rhythmic energy of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, the reflective harmonic spirit of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, and the romantic spirit of Latin music, pianist Edward Simon presents a comprehensive portrait of his unique musical concept on his first trio album since 1995. Accompanied by the great John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter's bassist, and drummer Eric Harland. 1. Navigator (Edward Simon) 2. Calabria (John Patitucci) 3. The Process (Edward Simon) 4. Azules (Edward Simon) 5. Woody 'N' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 6. Reprocess (Edward Simon) 7. Tonada Del Cabrestero (Simon Diaz) 8. I'm In The Mood For Love (Jimmy McHugh) 9. Azules Reprise (Edward Simon)

Released February 5, 2003.

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  1. 1 Navigator 05:41
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  2. 2 Woodyn' you 00:52
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La Bikina

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Personnel: Edward Simon: piano, arrangements, composer; Adam Cruz: drums, pans, percussion; Ben Street: bass; Mark Turner: tenor sax; David Binney: alto Sax; Pernel Saturnino: percussion; Diego Urcola: trumpet; Milton Cardona: vocals.

Released in 1998. Record Label: Mythology Records

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  1. 1 The Prayer 01:18
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  2. 2 Uncertainty 08:03
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  3. 3 The Process 06:55
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  4. 4 Peanut Vendor Part 1 08:41
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  5. 5 La Bikina 14:35
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  6. 6 Quinta Anauco 10:49
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  7. 7 The Cha Cha 02:25
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  8. 8 Ericka 06:53
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  9. 9 El Manicero Part II 07:47
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Edward Simon album by Edward Simon was released in 1995 on the Kokopelli label. All songs written by Edward Simon except "Alma Llanera (Part 1)," "Alma Llanera (Part 2)" (Pedro Elias Gutierrez) and "Caballo Viejo" (Simon Diaz). Edward Simon plays mostly restrained and introspective piano on this release that recalls Keith Jarrett while also hinting now and then at Simon's Venezuelan heritage. Edward Simon music CDs Although tenor-saxophonist Mark Turner and percussionist Milton Cardona help out here and there, this is essentially a low-key trio date with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Adam Cruz in the post bop tradition of Bill Evans. Most of the tunes were contributed by Simon and only "Slippin' & Slidin"' and the tenor solo in "Teen's Romance" generate much heat although the close interplay between the alert musicians and the consistent inner tension does hold on to one's interest throughout. Edward Simon: piano; Adam Cruz: drums, Larry Grenadier: bass, Mark Turner: tenor saxophone. Guest artists: Milton Cardona: percussion, Cafe Da Silva: percussion.

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  1. 1 Colega 05:32
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  2. 2 Alma Llanera Part. 1 08:23
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  3. 3 Caballo Viego 07:09
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  4. 4 Slippin' & Slidin' 09:03
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  5. 5 Stop Looking to Find (It Finds You) 07:54
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  6. 6 Magic Between Us 08:48
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  7. 7 Teen's Romance 08:13
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Beauty Within

Edward Simon: piano, Anthony Jackson: electric bass guitar, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: drums.

  1. Mastery Of All Situations
  2. Beauty Within
  3. Rare Days
  4. In Search Of Power
  5. Reprise 1
  6. El Dia Que Me Quieras
  7. Homecoming
  8. The Calling
  9. Reprise 2

.Released: July 15, 1994

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